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Monday, April 02, 2007

British Schools Drop Holocaust Education; Afraid Of Upsetting Muslim Students

This is preposterous, and I am sure Mark Steyn is telling people "I told you so." But from The Daily Mail we have the story that should turn a few stomachs:

Schools are dropping the Holocaust from history lessons to avoid offending Muslim pupils, a Governmentbacked study has revealed.

It found some teachers are reluctant to cover the atrocity for fear of upsetting students whose beliefs include Holocaust denial. ...

It found some teachers are dropping courses covering the Holocaust at the earliest opportunity over fears Muslim pupils might express anti-Semitic and anti-Israel reactions in class. ...

The report said teachers feared confronting 'anti-Semitic sentiment and Holocaust denial among some Muslim pupils'.

It added: "In another department, the Holocaust was taught despite anti-Semitic sentiment among some pupils.

"But the same department deliberately avoided teaching the Crusades at Key Stage 3 (11- to 14-year-olds) because their balanced treatment of the topic would have challenged what was taught in some local mosques." ...

But Chris McGovern, history education adviser to the former Tory government, said: "History is not a vehicle for promoting political correctness. Children must have access to knowledge of these controversial subjects, whether palatable or unpalatable."

Regardless of who may or may not be offended by the teaching, the Holocaust did happen. It was a significant event of world War II, and showed the world the utter depravity of the Nazi's hate and bigotry. Furthermore, it showed the world the extent with which some would go to in order to foster their own ideas of "purity." It started with the Nuremberg Laws regarding racial purity, and it continued straight through the Jewish ghettos, the mobile gassing trucks, and finally with the camps themselves.

For the majority, the words "never again" still ring loud and clear. For others, ignorance and bigotry are bliss. But there is no excuse for schools refusing to teach something because a minority may be offended by it.



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